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The OUtlet -January 27, 2022

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WOUB Digital · The OUtlet -January 27, 2021 The week on The OUtlet, the Athens City School District has a new diversity plan after concerning incidents at Athens High School last year, and WOUB’s lead forecast Erin Ashely gives us the deets about the snow coming up this weekend.

Alice Cooper poses for a promotional photo with a book entitled "Do-It-Yourself Coffins."

As Alice Cooper launches 2022 tour in Ohio, he divulges Detroit and Cincinnati stories and reflects on genre-bending collabs‬

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WOUB Digital · Alice Cooper chats with WOUB Culture’s Ian Saint 2022 marks 50 years since the unleashing of “School’s Out,” the penultimate anthem for celebrating the end of the school year and diving headfirst into summer. Half a century later, fans can still hear that anthem’s lead proclaimer – Alice Cooper – belt it… Read More

Woman and her children circle the Penrose stairs of funding.

The expanded child tax credit briefly slashed child poverty. Here’s what else it did

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Blink and you could have missed it. For six months, the United States experimented with an idea that’s new here but is already a backstitch in the social fabric of many wealthy nations: a monthly cash payment to help families cover the costs of raising children. Less than a year in,… Read More

Masked students sit in a classroom at Worthington Kilbourne High School near Columbus in March 2021

Ohio changes COVID policy for reporting cases in schools and might make other changes soon

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Department of Health has changed the way K-12 schools should notify parents about COVID cases in their buildings. ODH Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said it is not worthwhile for schools to alert parents of individual cases of COVID in classrooms or buildings anymore. “The quick spread of… Read More

Remnants of the COVID-19 Pandemic are seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

93 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 27

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 13,144 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 93 additional cases were reported Thursday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 27, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 39 people 0-19, 27 people 20-29, nine people 30-39, five… Read More

Federal Hocking unable to put a stop to South Gallia’s offensive power

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In hopes to stay in the win column, the Federal Hocking Lady Lancers got back in action Wednesday night against South Gallia. It was an all too familiar feeling for the Lancers who got another loss and it was a big one 61-27. The early lead by South Gallia carried throughout the entirety of the… Read More

The Trimble Lady Tomcats claw their way to a win against Berne Union Rockets

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GLOUSTER, Ohio (WOUB) — The Trimble Lady Tomcats got back to their winning ways after being handed their first loss of the season on Saturday by winning a thriller by a score 46-43 in overtime at Berne Union on Wednesday. The Tomcats got off to a great start jumping out to an early 8-0 lead,… Read More

People shop in The Galleria mall in Houston

Believe it or not, the economy grew last year at the fastest pace since 1984

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Last year saw the fastest economic growth since Ronald Reagan was president. But for many people, 2021 felt less like “Morning in America” and more like a restless night, dogged by fitful dreams about the ongoing pandemic. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the nation’s gross domestic product grew 5.7% last… Read More

Amy Schneider stands behind a Jeopardy podium

Ohio native Amy Schneider’s ‘Jeopardy!’ run has come to an end after 40 games

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — After a storied run, Amy Schneider’s 40-game win streak on Jeopardy! has come to an end. The Dayton native, who holds the second-longest consecutive win streak in show history, took over the No. 2 spot previously held by Matt Amodio earlier this week. She had hoped to continue her historic run… Read More

A package wrapped with money has a red ribbon tied around it

Ohio Ethics Commission seeks harsher penalties for giving unlawful gifts to lawmakers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Ethics Commission is asking state lawmakers to beef up penalties for people convicted of illegally giving money or gifts to legislators or public agency leaders. The allowable amount a donor can give a lawmaker or other leader is between $75 to $500 per year depending on who… Read More

Three Seniors lead Alexander past Wellston on Senior Night

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ALBANY, Ohio (WOUB) – It was a senior night that Marlee Grinstead, Kara Meeks and Olivia Ohms will remember for a while. The three seniors for Alexander (10-7, 8-1 TVC-Ohio) each scored 16 points as the Lady Spartans took down Wellston (4-12, 0-8) in The Alley, 62-22. “I’ve been coaching those kids since they were… Read More